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Graduate Scholar in Residence Application

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El Centro Chicano y Latino is calling for applications to its Graduate Scholars in Residence Program for the 2024-2025 academic year. Graduate Scholars are chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, their commitment to mentorship, and their demonstrated willingness to promote a positive intellectual community at El Centro Chicano y Latino. 


Awards and Benefits of the ProgramEach year, El Centro Chicano y Latino awards eight doctoral students with a quiet office space of their own in El Centro for the academic year. Scholars also receive an annual stipend in the amount of $6000 per year in addition to other programming benefits. In exchange, Graduate Scholars will benefit from working with a group of distinguished peers who are committed to completing their degrees and enhancing the intellectual vitality of the Chicane/Latine community at Stanford. Undergraduates benefit from having access to doctoral students as researchers and role models within the Chicane/Latine community at Stanford. Conditions of AwardQualified applicants include doctoral students in good academic standing who are engaged in any stage of their doctoral programs. 

In exchange, Graduate Scholars-in-Residence must fulfill the following requirements: 

  1. Commit to working in-person at least 15 hours per week preferably between 9-5, with some flexibility for students who must work in laboratories during the day.
  2. Not serve as a Lecturer, Instructor, or Teaching Assistant for more than one course per quarter per year.
  3. Attend a mandatory in-person orientation retreat for Graduate Scholars on Sunday, September 22, , 2024, 1-4 pm – no exceptions. Please do not apply to this program if you cannot make this date. 
  4. Give one presentation of your research during the academic year.
  5. Be enrolled on a full-time basis (registered for three quarters).
  6. Be in residence at Stanford (or the Bay Area) for the academic year and not have planned research trips or conferences away from campus for longer than a week’s time once the position begins.
  7. Attend our biweekly GSR community meetings in person. 
  8. Agree to abide by the community standards of the Graduate Scholars-in-Residence, which include the active promotion of a culture of inclusivity among cohort members.

Limitations of TenureGraduate Scholars-in-Residence may only serve for a maximum of two consecutive years. The award may not be renewed for a third year. 

Application Procedure for New Graduate Scholars-in-Residence:Please complete and submit the Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Application Form with the following supporting documents (documents may be uploaded in the form): 

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Statement of project significance: 1000 words that explain your research project, sources, methodology, and the relevance of your work in the field.
  3. Timeline to completion: 1 page that outlines your plan to complete the dissertation
  4. One letter of recommendation: a letter of reference, preferably written by a member of your Committee who can explain the significance of your work.
  5. A short (20 minute) interview with El Centro staff between June 3-7, 2024. 

 Following the submission of these documents, all applicants will be asked to schedule a 20-minute interview with El Centro staff. Following the closure of applications on June 1, El Centro staff will contact applicants to schedule this meeting the following week.